20-year-old Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce tragically died on Saturday night (July 6) from a seizure caused by an ongoing health condition.
Four days later, on Wednesday (July 10), the actor’s parents, Libby and Victor, reflected on their late son in a statement to People. “There are no words to describe how moved we are by the tremendous outpouring of love and support from our family, friends, and the world. Thank you, everyone, for encircling us with your love and respect of Cameron and concern for our family,” they said. “He was the very definition of human kindness, and a light that will forever shine as his spirit lives on in all who knew and loved him. He was the rock of our family and he always had a positive, heartwarming, insightful and caring outlook on everything and everyone.”
“The pain we have endured and are continuing to endure is indescribable, but we are making every effort to move forward and ensure that Cameron’s legacy and all that he stood for is honored,” they continued. “He was and is, so cherished and we will hold him in our hearts forever. He is our shooting star.”
Victor previously took to Twitter to thank everyone for their love and support to help “ease the pain of this nightmare I can’t wake up from.”
A long list of others took to social media to share how Boyce touched their lives, including Michelle Obama, presidential hopeful Joe Biden, Hozier, Jessie co-star Karan Brar, Skai Jackson, Sophie Reynolds and Debby Ryan.